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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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tire help

need new Front and rear tirs 1992 suzuki Katana 600. Stock factory size 110/80-17 front rear 140/80-17 The old tires are metzler Bias. Question should I put the stock size on in a bias tire. I can find my exact stock size in a avon Azaro radial. both for $180 bucks plus shipping i will mount myself.. stay with Bias? move up to radial for this older Bike? Comments welcome Thanks
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 06:28 AM
 
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I'd move to the Avon tires, as long as they are the same size you shouldn't have any problems. Might handle better too.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 09:21 AM
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If you can't find a close enough fit in a radial tire, I would personally stay with the bias. There is nothing wrong with bias ply tires, as long as they are appropriately speed rated for the riding conditions.
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